Monday, 29 August 2011
I have finished my quilt on Saturday, it felt good, I will post a picture at the end. Whilst I was sewing the binding I kept watching the sky, as it started to build up with big rain clouds. I changed into old clothes and shoes and went down to the shore at 6 o'clock. It was very wet again after more heavy rainy days and nights during the week. This rain water rushes down the hills and swells the rivers, it eventually makes its way to the sea. Although the tide had gone out, the tidal river was full and fast flowing from these rain waters, on their journey out to sea. The waterlogged shore had so much water, it was running in little waterfalls off the banks into the river. Gullies are cut into the sand as it drains away. I kept hearing loud splashes as huge chunks of the sand banks dropped into the water, it reminded me of a programme I watched on the television where we listened to chunks of ice fall off a melting glacier and drop into the sea. As usual I collected my feathers and some seaweed and a shell.
The sky was getting darker and the clouds thicker. I sat for a while on the limestone boulders and watched the rays peeping through the clouds. It felt very atmospheric, with the dramatic changing sky. My last photograph captured the suns bright glow over the water, it made me realise how lucky I am to be able to experience this place, and so I will share it with you too. As I made my way home it was getting much darker. It was a beautiful sunset, red sky behind the huge dark clouds and a few hours later it was absolutely pouring down.
Posted by MILLY at Monday, August 29, 2011